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Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas: Third Edition (Oxford India Perennials)

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Author: Romila Thapar

Edition: 3rd Ed.

ISBN: 0198077246

Number Of Pages: 392

Publisher: Oxford

Details: The Mauryan period witnessed the rise of the first subcontinental empire which required administration appropriate to a changing political economy, communication adequate to a subcontinental territory, and new ideological attempts to draw support from a multicultural population. This book provides a fresh interpretation of the history of early India and its linkages with later developments. It discusses the history of the Mauryas with a special emphasis on the reign and activities of A?oka. The author focuses on sources, socio-economic conditions, administration, Dhamma, foreign relations, and the decline of the Mauryas. This new edition includes a Pre-word, updating the research on the subject.

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